Parmalat: hard cheese

Verdi - I Due Foscari at the Scala, Milan with Plácido Domingo

Taking the group private would end a tragedy of operatic proportions

Australia: outback back out

Canberra’s veto of a Chinese company takeover does not bode well

M&A: back with a bang

Cash-rich corporates are in the vanguard

Silver: second place

A rally without fundamental support

RBS: refusing to yield

Chances of a dividend payout are diminishing

Amazon: bouncy castle

There are some rock solid results behind the flighty stock

Saudi reform: not all about oil

Kingdom’s economic reforms depend on its labour market

PayPal: fuddy goody

Turning emojis into cash can give the payments processor another boost

Deutsche Bank: spring cleaning

A year for purification, not profit

Fanuc: fall of the machines

A robot maker tamps down expectations